L-R:Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Akerele; Secretary to the Edo State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie; Agricultural Consultant, Mr. Mike Osime; Deputy
Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Phillip Shaibu; Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Osagie Okunbor; Publisher of THISDAY Newspapers and Chairman of Arise Television, Prince Nduka Obaigbena and Director of Lagos Business School, Prof Pat Utomi at the closing dinner of the Edo State Executive Council Retreat in Lagos yesterday.
In his comments at the meeting, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, noted that during EXCO meetings, the governor should always be referred to as the Chairman –in-Council and not His Excellency.
He added that all documents and issues relating to the meeting are to be treated with strict confidentiality, adding that all such documents will be returned to the state upon expiration of the tenure of appointees.
The Head-of-Service in her submission urged EXCO members to ensure that they return to their various ministries after meetings and discuss the decisions reached with their permanent secretaries in order to get their support in ensuring the achievement of the objectives of government.